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Tue, 04 May



Feminist Book Group: A Petrol Scented Spring

A Perth Women's Collective event.

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Feminist Book Group: A Petrol Scented Spring
Feminist Book Group: A Petrol Scented Spring

Time & Location

04 May 2021, 20:00 – 21:30


About the Event

Perth Women's Collective's second ever feminist book club! Get your hands on a copy of 'A Petrol Scented Spring' by local author Ajay Close and we will discuss as a group during our April meeting. Close has carried out extensive research on the suffragettes who were held and forced fed in Perth prison, and this novel is based on her research and interpretation of historical events.

From 'I still don't know whether he was done for before we met, whether his heart was already claimed, or smashed. Whether the love story pieced together in these pages is mine, or hers.' The day after her wedding, Donella Ferguson Watson wakes up shackled to a man haunted by the past. The lonely days become weeks, months. Her husband Hugh, a prison doctor, will offer no explanation for their sexless marriage. She comes to suspect the answer lies with a hungerstriking suffragette who was force fed and held in solitary confinement. But what really happened between Hugh and his prisoner patient? A Petrol Scented Spring is a riveting novel of repression, jealousy and love, and the struggle for women's emancipation.

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Meeting ID 846 4398 5202 

Passcode 326302

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